Dealing With Sleep Apnea

by anonymous user on January 24, 2011

When a person’s regular breathing cycle is interrupted various times during sleep is called sleep apnea. Interruptions can be as many as 30 time an hour and can last from a few seconds to a few minutes. With so many interruptions there is no way that you can go into a deep sleep which is completely necessary to have a full night’s rest. If you do not have a full night rest several days in a role do to sleep apnea, you will start to perform poorly at work and even make it hard to drive safely. Thankfully there are some remedies that can help you overcome sleep apnea disorder.

First, chances are that if there is extra pressure around your neck due to being over weight, you will have a harder time breathing. Using an extra pillow to elevate your head about five inches will alleviate the pressure around your neck and help you breath easier. Another  good way to help with the breathing would be to lose at least 10% of your body weight. By doing this you are also helping your overall heath which is like killing two birds with one stone.

Another remedy is to use CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway pressure). CPAP is a device that is very commonly used to treat moderate to severe sleep apnea. It is a small mask that goes over your nose while you sleep that sends pressurized air which pushes your tongue forward and opens your airway passage to help you breath during the night. Make adjustments and give yourself some time to get used to having a foreign object over your nose. It is important not to give up since this is a very good device for sleep apnea help.

Lastly, if you suffer from severe sleep apnea and CPAP has not improved your breathing, you may have to consider sleep apnea surgery. In a sleep apnea surgical procedure, your  airway passage will be enlarged by either taking out your tonsils or taking out any excess tissue that you might have in the back of your throat or even in your nose. Surgery could be a permanent solution, but no one is ever free from complications or infections that can happen with any surgery. It is important that you have exhausted all other alternative solution to alleviate sleep apnea before going to this last resort.

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